Charles W. Collier is a retired senior philanthropic advisor at Harvard University. In 2008, he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, Charlie has made it his mission to speak publicly about Alzheimer’s and give others the courage to do the same. Along with his partner Susan Stover, he has presented “The Ups and Downs of Living With Alzheimer’s,” a moving and highly personal talk about the realities of living with the disease, in both Boston and Florida. He always ends his talk with a question and answer session in which the audience can ask him about his experiences and share their own.